Red Habanero Pepper
A favorite among “chili-heads” for making salsa, sauces and drying. This hard to find red strain of hot habanero peppers is extremely productive. Plants grow 30″ tall and can have 100-200 fruits each in a good season.
Red Habanero History
(Capscium chinense) A favorite among “chili-heads” for making salsa, sauces and drying. This hard to find red strain of hot habanero peppers is extremely productive. Plants grow 30″ tall and can have 100-200 fruits each in a good season. Averages 300,000 Scoville Heat Units. Hot, 90-100 days from transplant.
Growing Red Habanero Pepper
Peppers are warm-season annuals that grow best at temperatures of 70-85° during the day and 60-70° during the night. peppers should be spaced 12-24” apart in rows or blocks. They generally require a long growing season and grow very slowly during cool periods. The soil should be well-drained and have a pH of 5.8-6.5 for the best growth. Wait a few weeks to apply mulch in order to allow the soil to heat up. peppers can also be grown in containers, just make sure the container is an adequate size. Peppers require only moderate amounts of fertilizer. Use a starter fertilizer at planting.
Common problems you may encounter when growing peppers include blossom end rot, blossom drop, bacterial wilt, bacterial leaf spot as well as European corn borer, corn earworms, and armyworms.
Preserving And Storing Red Hot Habanero
The easiest way to preserve peppers is to freeze them. Peppers are one of the few vegetables that can be frozen without having to blanch first. Thawed peppers can be used to make salsa, fajitas, or any cooked recipe where you would normally use peppers. Frozen peppers are easy to chop while partially defrosted.
The Red Habanero Recipes
Habanero hot sauce is super simple, yet delicious and spicy. This recipe will use up a good amount of habaneros from the garden. Peppers, especially habanero varieties, are full of unique flavor. These peppers are absolutely delicious, but most people can’t handle the high heat level. By using them for hot sauce, you can dull down the spice level a bit with vinegar. This way, you can enjoy more out of your harvest.
Red Habanero Nutrition
Habanero peppers contain more vitamin C than many citrus fruits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to rid your body of free radicals, which can cause certain cancers as well as heart disease. Habaneros also contain vitamin A, which your body uses to enhance night vision and for maintaining skin health. Studies Show You can use habanero peppers for treating or preventing illnesses and conditions like:
- Heart disease
Other Pepper Varieties Worth Checking Out
The Fatalii Pepper is Considered the 6th hottest pepper on earth. A family member of habanero, Fatalii is from the Central African Republic. A must have for heat loves and a good game of double-dare! 80-90 days.
The Serrano Pepper is an medium heat chili pepper from the mountain regions in Mexico, around Hidalgo and Puebla. (We love of it for chili!) 85 days.